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The Naropa University Archive Project is preserving and providing access to over 5000 hours of recordings made at Naropa University in Boulder, Colorado. The library was developed under the auspices of the Jack Kerouac School of Disembodied Poetics (the university's Department of Writing and Poetics) founded in 1974 by poets Anne Waldman and Allen Ginsberg. It contains readings, lectures, performances, seminars, panels and workshops conducted at Naropa by many of the leading figures of the U....



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by Burroughs, William S.
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First half of a William S. Burroughs lecture on creative reading. The lecture mentions a wide variety of authors, including Alistair Crowley, Paul Bowles, and many others. The class also discusses science fiction, non-fiction, general semantics, scriptwriting, cloning, rotten ectoplasm, and judgment in cut-ups, as well as Burroughs's novel, The Soft Machine. (Continues on 79p044.) Keywords: beat movement, experimental literature, consciousness in literature, reality mapping
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by Burroughs, William S.
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Second half of a William S. Burroughs lecture on creative reading. The lecture mentions a wide variety of authors, including Alistair Crowley, Paul Bowles, and many others. The class also discusses science fiction, non-fiction, general semantics, scriptwriting, cloning, rotten ectoplasm, and judgment in cut-ups, as well as Burroughs's novel, The Soft Machine. (Continued from 79p043.) Keywords: beat movement, experimental literature, consciousness in literature, reality mapping
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by Ginsberg, Allen
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Allen Ginsberg discusses the importance of and references in Jack Kerouac's Mexico City Blues. Plays significant portion of a reading Kerouac did, accompanied by a jazz pianist.
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by Collom, Jack; Henderson, David; Waldman, Anne; Zamora, Daisy
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Continued from 04P015 this panel of PoEthics, recorded June 7, 2004 during the Summer Writing Program at Naropa, is mostly a question and answer period. Topics covered include, Poets Against the War, poetry in capitolism, the state of American values, and motivation to keep writing. This is part 2 of 2.
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by Burroughs, William S.
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First half of a William S. Burroughs lecture on Joseph Conrad's Lord Jim and Heart of Darkness, F. Scott Fitzgerald's The Great Gatsby and A Short Trip Home, and Stephen King's The Shining. Burroughs also discusses exercises for increasing awareness, books as mental film, codes of conduct, heroes, and the film of Burroughs's novel Naked Lunch. (Continues on 79p040.) Keywords: beat movement, experimental literature, consciousness in literature
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by Burroughs, William S.
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William S. Burroughs reads from "The Place of Dead Roads" and "The Cat Inside." Keywords: beat movement, experimental writing
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by Burroughs, William S.
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First half of a class with William S. Burroughs discussing various sources for writing, including dreams, voices (external and internal), and cut-up, giving examples from his own work. Burroughs emphasizes the importance of egolessness to the writer and presents his sources as a means to that end. In the course of the discussion, Burroughs airs many of his ideas about consciousness. There are questions and answers halfway through the session.(Continues on 76P021)
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by Burroughs Jr. , William S.; Burroughs, William S.
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A William S. Burroughs, Sr. and William S. Burroughs, Jr. reading. The reading displays a contrast between William S. Burroughs Jr.'s writings and the writings of his father, William S. Burroughs, Sr. William S. Burroughs Jr. reads a series of short poems and plays the harmonica, followed by William S. Burroughs Sr. reading from his then unpublished work, The Gay Gun. (Continues on 79P104)
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by Ginsberg, Allen
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A class about the history of poetry, in a series of classes by Allen Ginsberg in 1975. Ginsberg discusses the work of Ezra Pound, 18th and 19th century poetics, and sound and rhythm in poetry. Ginsberg reads poetry selections, followed by a class discussion. (Continues on 75P008)
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by Brownstein, Michael; Ginsberg, Allen; Waldman, Anne
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An Anne Waldman and Allen Ginsberg poetry reading. Waldman reads "Fast Speaking Woman" and other poems. Ginsberg reads "Howl" in its entirety, and other poems.
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Topics: New American Poetry, New York School, feminist poetry, beat movement, political poetry
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by Burroughs, William S.; Ginsberg, Allen
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A lecture by William S. Burroughs on public discourse, with an introduction by Allen Ginsberg. Topics included are nuclear weapons, disarmament, the Equal Rights Amendment, aliens, dreams, function of the artist, mind-altering drugs, reincarnation, space travel, television, and economics. Keywords: beat generation, literature and the state, technology and literature, literature and society, protest literature
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by Burroughs, William S.
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First half of a workshop with William S. Burroughs comparing his works to those of Jack Kerouac, discussing their writing techniques. Burroughs provides biographical information on where the two met and their relationship. He also discusses what it means to be a writer and how many people are not writers even though they claim to be and have published work. Burroughs responds to questions about his relationship with Kerouac, dreams, and his own literary influences. This workshop took place...
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Allen Ginsberg class on Beat literary history of the 1950's, discussing William S. Burroughs's book Junky and his first meeting with Herman Hunke. Ginsbergs discusses passages from the book, including teaheads (page 17), informers (page 47), fags (page 72), the Rio Grande Valley (page 105) and interzone prototypes (page 111). Part 2 of a 20 part series.
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by Ginsberg, Allen; Ginsberg, Allen
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The first tape in a two part series which is a class taught by Allen Ginsberg. Subject matter includes the life and work of Jack Kerouac. This is part 1 of 2.
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by Burroughs, William S.
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End of a class with William S. Burroughs, finishing with a question and answer session with Burroughs responding to remarks about women, non-referential images, non-linear thinking, and telepathy. (Continued from 76p020-021.) Keywords: Beat Movement, Experimental Writing, Aural Poetry, Consciousness and Literature
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by Ginsberg, Allen
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A literature class, "Basic Poetics," taught by Allen Ginsberg at The Naropa Institute April 21, 1980. Ginsberg and class begin by discussing the poetry of Hart Crane and John Milton with regards to prosody. Ginsberg spends most of the rest of the class reading from and discussing John Milton's Paradise Lost. This is class 24 of 33.
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by Ginsberg, Allen
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This is a class on Shakespeare's Tempest, taught by Allen Ginsberg, from August 20, 1980 at Naropa. At the outset, Ginsberg explains that instead of reading the whole play through, he will touch on important lines in each Act and scene and explore them deeply. In this recording he discusses Act IV scenes 1 through 3 with various digressions and explications on Shakespeare's metaphores and quotes from Elizabethan poets, Calderon's La Vida Es Sueno and Henry King's image of a bubble. This is...
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by Dorn, Ed
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This is the first class in a series taught by Ed Dorn in the summer of 1977. In this class the works of Edward Abbey are contrasted with JB Jackson's. Also a History of the Mayans and Aztecs are given with selection read from Aztec writing. The class continues on the next tape 7P006. This is part 1 of 2.
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by Bye, Reed; Ginsberg, Allen; Waldman, Anne
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Reed Bye reads pieces including "Life and Death," "Life and Death," and "Simple House," and "To a Prisoner Waiting." Anne Waldman reads pieces including "Stones," "Waiting," and "Animals." Allen Ginsberg reads his "Ode to Failure," a Sapphic poem, and "Classical Bathtub Thoughts" among others. continued from 80P171
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by Ginsberg, Allen
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A reading by Allen Ginsberg performing William Blake's Songs of Innocence and Songs of Experience. Songs of Innocence includes: "The Shepherd," "The Echoing Green," "The Lamb," "The Little Black Boy," "The Blossom," "The Chimney Sweeper," "The Little Boy Lost," "The Little Boy Found," "Laughing Song," and "Holy Thursday." Songs of Experience includes: "Nurse's Song," "The Sick...
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Topics: New American Poetry, beat movement, visionary poetry, performance poetry
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by Burroughs, William S.; Ginsberg, Allen; Waldman, Anne
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Second half of a class by William S. Burroughs on the technology and the ethics of wishing. This half contains additional commentary by Anne Waldman and Allen Ginsberg. Included is a question and answer session that covers the space shuttle Challenger explosion, lucid dreaming, yoga, feminine energy, DNA, the Dalai Lama, and music. Waldman also discusses the ego, rituals, science and why questions, death, birth, mortality, and the bodhisattva. (Continued from 86p001.) Keywords: beat movement,...
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by Ginsberg, Allen
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The first session of a class in basic poetics taught by Allen Ginsberg in 1980 at Naropa Institute. This session discusses Shakespeare's poetry and the Lyric and Ballad poets, juxtaposing these with Modernist, Futurist, and contemporary poets such as William Carlos Williams, Ezra Pound, Charles Reznikoff, and David Cope, to show the evolution and direction of poetics. Ginsberg ends the session by reading extensively from Cope's selected works. This is class 1 of 33.
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by Waldman, Anne
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Anne Waldman, Rotating Shakespeare: Troilus and Cressida, June 1980. Waldman presents a class on Shakespeare's Troilus and Cressida, discussing the historical, biographical, and cultural context of the play as well as exploring the main characters and reading from the more famous speeches of the play. (Continued on 80P140). This is class 1 of 4.
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by Burroughs, William S.; Ginsberg, Allen; Waldman, Anne
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First half of a class by William S. Burroughs on the technology and the ethics of wishing. The discussion includes rules for wishing, the dogma of science, L. Ron Hubbard, The Big Lie, and sympathetic magic. The class also includes a question and answer session covering subjects such as memory, Henry Miller, dreams in writing, and defining the soul. (Continues on 86p002.) Keywords: beat movement, magic and poetry, mysticism and literature, science and literature, consciousness and literature
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by Snyder, Gary
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This August 1983 recording is of Gary Snyder reading in Boulder for the first time since 1972. It is a selection of poetry from his new work "Axe Handles." The commentary between poems reflects his interest im Buddhism and his travelling and anthropological experiences. He comments on the inspirations for some of his written works.
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by Corso, Gregory
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Class instructed by Gregory Corso entitled Poetry the Container. The class includes Corso reading his works City Child's Day and Mortal Infliction and discussion of student work. This is workshop 1 of 2.
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by Rakosi, Carl
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by Kyger, Joanne
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Joanne Kyger presents a class at Naropa Institute in which she reads the poetry of Simon Ortiz and Lewis MacAdams, listens to an interview done with Ortiz by MacAdams, and discusses Ortiz's ideas and poetics. This is tape 1 of 2.
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First half of a class by Amiri Baraka on speech, rhythm, sound, and music. The discussion covers Stevie Wonder, Michael Jackson, Prince, Amos Moore, John Cage, Robert Duncan, T.S. Eliot, John Coltrane, Thelonius Monk, Max Roach, Allen Tate, Claude McKay, Zora Neale Hurston, Langston Hughes, and German expressionism. (Continues on 85p087.)
Topics: Sound Poetry, New American Poetry, New York School, political poetry, Black Arts Movement
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by Baraka, Amiri
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First half of an Amiri Baraka lecture on various subjects including poetry as the basis of all writing, William Shakespeare, dub poets, the United States in Grenada, Brahma, Mark Twain, slave writing, African syntax, and critical realism. (Continues on 84p002.)
Topics: New American Poetry, New York School, African American literature, poetry and race
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Second half of an interview and performance by John Cage. Including a performance of "Empty words" with audience participation. (Continued from A002A)
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by Ginsberg, Allen
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The fourth in a series of a basic poetics class taught by Allen Ginsberg in 1980 at Naropa. In this class he continues his discussion of Old English poetry stressing this time the alliterative aspects of the verse. Also included is Old Anglo-Saxon alliterative verse such as Beowulf and Sir Gwain and the Green Knight then shifts into The Age of Anxiety by W. H. Auden (who in this 100 pg. poem uses Old English meter and Anglo-Saxon alliteration) to draw a fine juxtaposition in the evolution and...
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Allen Ginsberg Class on Autobiographical Poetry. He has the students read their respective pieces that relate to autobigraphy and then he reads many sections of Reznikoff's autobiographical poetry. He mentions David Copes "Quiet Lives" and Joe Brainards's poem, "I Remember" as good resources for this style of writing. He also talks about Kerouac's book movie and methods for list making and fact organizing so that poem is a quick flash of images that have structured one's...
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by Ginsberg, Allen
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AG class on 19th Century Poetry, particularly Shelley's "Epipsychidion" and "Triumph of Life." AG relates "Epipsychidion" as an orgasmic poem climaxing at the end. There is much discussion regarding the climactic poem. AG mentions writers like Hart Crane, Herman Melville and Kerouac as emulating the climactic writing. The then digresses into conversation regarding marriage and sex. There is talk about body forms like Michealangelo's "The David" and then...
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by Taylor, Steven
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First half of a Steven Taylor lecture on songs. The class covers music by a wide range of artists from many different times and cultures. Taylor plays and discusses historic musical styles and forms including Greek drinking songs, music of the troubadors, Elizabethan songs, baroque music, counterpoint American blues, Hank Williams, Matthew Arnold's treatise "Dover Beach" set to music by the Fugs, and Tuli Kupferberg. Taylor finishes talking about musical form, the lifespan of...
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by Bye, Reed; Corso, Gregory; Elmslie, Kenward; Foye, Raymond; Ginsberg, Allen; Hawkins, Bobbie Louise; Taylor, Steven; Waldman, Anne
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[by Ann] End of a colloquium on collaboration which starts on 88P007.
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by Blaser, Robin
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A Robin Blaser lecture titled, Where's hell? Blaser reads and discusses portions of his Great companion piece on Dante Alighiere, a poetic commentary on Dante's ideas and use of language. Blaser discusses the works and ideas of other writiers including James Joyce, Percy Bysshe Shelley, Jean-Jacques Rousseau, Ludwig Wittgenstein and Ezra Pound.
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by Corso, Gregory; Ginsberg, Allen
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A class on the history of poetry by Allen Ginsberg, in a series of classes in the Summer of 1975. Gregory Corso helps teach the class. Percy Bysshe Shelley and Thomas Hood are discussed extensively. The class reads from Shelley, and Ginsberg recites Shelley's "Ode to the west wind."
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by Coolidge, Clark; Creeley, Robert; Ginsberg, Allen; Lacy, Steve
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Second half of a panel on jazz featuring Clark Coolidge, Steve Lacy, Nathaniel Mackey and Robert Creeley. Coolidge, who worked as a jazz drummer at one time, begins by reading his piece "A note on bop." The panelists move on to a discussion of bop as a language, jazz as sound poetry, rhythm, the relationship of words and dance to music, and their own experiences with jazz. They also touch briefly on the work of Harry Partch. (Continued from 91P067)
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by Waldman, Anne
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This first class of Waldman's graduate Gertrude Stein seminar centers on Stein's book The Autobiography of Alice B. Toklas. The class discusses their reading of the text in-depth and Waldman lectures on Stein's earlier life, her teachers, brother and her relationship with Alice B. Toklas.
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by Corso, Gregory
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Class instructed by Gregory Corso covering various topics including Chaucer, Dante, the Crusades, Charlemagne, the Renaissance, Copernicus, Persia, and student poems. This is class 8 of 8.
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by Ginsberg, Allen
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The first class in an Allen Ginsberg course on Expansive Poetics. Ginsberg opens the class with a brief history of the topics of courses he has taught in the past. He then explains his expectations for this course and the material he plans to cover in the sourcebook/anthology he is compiling. He then reads Geza Roheim's Children of the desert, Shelley's Hymn to intellectual beauty, Ode to the West Wind and the end of Adonais. The class discusses rhythm and the expansive breath and how it...
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Literary History of the Beat Generation, Class #13, taught by Allen Ginsberg. Topics covered: Kerouac's sketching in "Book of Dreams" and "Visions of Cody."
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by Blaser, Robin
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Robin Blaser presents another of his famously unsummarizable lectures, in which he searches with us for guides on the journey "From there to here to where: writing." "There" is Blaser's early childhood in Idaho, living in a train car and learning about syphilis from a tent chautauqua. "Here" is the hell that, as Pound said, holding his hands across his heart, is "here." "Where" is the question of where we are now, and where we are going,...
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by Ginsberg, Allen; Hawkins, Bobbie Louise; Hollo, Anselm; Waldman, Anne
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A reading at the Boulder Theater with Allen Ginsberg and Anne Waldman, with introductions by Bobbie Louise Hawkins and Anselm Hollo. Included in this reading are Ginsberg's "After the Big Parade" and the first reading of "Fall of America." Waldman, Steven Taylor and Elliot Greenspan perform works from Iovis. (Continued from 91p070.)
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Topics: New American Poetry, beat movement, performance poetry
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by Creeley, Robert; Ginsberg, Allen
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First half of a lecture by Robert Creeley on the imagination of procedure with advice on Ezra Pound, William Carlos Williams, Robert Duncan, Walt Whitman, Hart Crane, Robert Frost, and Louis Zukofsky. Also included in this lecture are readings from Pound, Whitman, and Creeley's own works. Allen Ginsberg adds to the lecture by posing a specific question to Creeley about Whitman and Charles Olson. (Continues on 86p022.) Keywords: New American Poetry, objectivist poetry, Black Mountain School, art...
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by Ginsberg, Allen
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A literature class taught by Allen Ginsberg at The Naropa Institute, April 14, 1980. Ginsberg and class read and discuss the poetry of Hart Crane, George Herbert, Henry King and Dylan Thomas. Ginsberg also speaks extensively about the notions of condensation, vision and meter. This is class 23 of 33.
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by Ginsberg, Allen
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Tape 2 in an 11 tape series of a class taught by Allen Ginsberg on Expansive Poetics. Subject matter includes background on the Russian Futurists as well as the reading of works by Paul Klebnikov.
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by Corso, Gregory; Ginsberg, Allen
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A class on the history of poetry by Allen Ginsberg, in a series of classes from 1975. Ginsburg discusses William Shakespeare and Ben Johnson in detail. Putting poetry to music, and the poet James Shirley are also discussed.
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by McClure, Michael
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Michael McClure, Poetry Workshop, July 1978. McClure begins by pointing to a language of crisis in a sonnet by Keats and by Shelley, discussing the "systemless system" of a two-year old girl and of poetry, and describing Keats' notion of negative capability. Students read exercises in which a deck of words provides the vocabulary of a poem, and McClure gives a new assignment, to put together a word deck that creates a biographical portrait. This is class 3 of 5.
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Allen Ginsberg class, 19th century poetry begins with continued discussion of Wordsworth's "Prelude" from class on 81P167. Ginsberg reads from Book 11 Line 106, Book 12 line 208 and Book 14 lines 10-61. There is some discussion of Reznikof and his Five Groups of Verse. Then the class moves on to Coleridge's Kubla Khan, which is read aloud and discussed.
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by Ginsberg, Allen
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Part two of a two part series in which Allen Ginsberg discusses the life and work of Jack Kerouac in relation to himself and other figures of the literary scene. Includes some readings from Kerouac's piece entitled, "Vanity of Duluoz." This is part 2 of 2.
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A William S. Burroughs reading compiled from a number of works. Burroughs covers topics from miracles and magic to the Titanic, narcotics, the supernatural and hospitals.
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by Monk, Meredith
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Meredith Monk, composer, singer, director, choreographer, performs Our Lady of Late. Monk's vocals are accompanied by wine glass and percussion.
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by Burroughs, William S.
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Second half of a lecture by William S. Burroughs including a tape recorded experiment called "Paranormal Voices," a cut-up experiment of Brion Gysin, experiments with Sommerville, messages from dreams, The Last Words of Dutch Schultz, and phrases of minimal context. Burroughs also discusses Shakespeare, computers, Homer, Gertrude Stein, James Joyce, T.S. Eliot, and Carl Jung. Lecture ends with a question and answer session. (Continued from 76p018.) Keywords: beat movement,...
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by Ginsberg, Allen
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A literature class, "Basic Poetics," taught by Allen Ginsberg at The Naropa Institute April 28, 1980. The majority of the class is spent reading and discussing the work of the poets John Suckling and Andrew Marvell. The work of Anne Bradstreet, Abraham Cowley, Richard Crawshaw, Thomas Carew, and Richard Lovelace is also discussed. This is class 26 of 33.
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by Ginsberg, Allen
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A continuation of a class on Shakespeare's Tempest, Allen Ginsberg draws parallels between Gregory Corso and Shakespeare, reading verse by both authors. Later Allen goes deeper into the text of Act I of Shakespeare's Tempest. This is class 2 of 4.
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by David Cope
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David Cope talks about imagist and objectivist poetry. He reads several of his poems including "Baseball" and "The Stars". He and Allen Ginsberg dialogue about some other poets. Resnikov, Hartley, etc. Gergory Corso tells a story about Trungpa Rinpoche continues on 80P125. This class is part 4 of 4.
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by Hawkins, Bobbie Louise
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A writing class by Bobbie Louise Hawkins from 1978 at Naropa Institute. In this class Bobbie explore an interdisciplinary approach to pedigogy following the motto, "Education is teaching someone how to learn for the rest of their lives." In this Bobbie does not discuss writing explicitly, but rather reads from various works, both literary and critical to create an atmosphere of indipendant exploration in learning. This is class 1 of 3.
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by Whalen, Philip
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Second portion of Philip Whalen lecture "Writers on Writing" that begins with PW talking about the book "Magnetic Fields." There is then more discussion regarding Gertrude Stein where PW mentions the "Autobiography of Alice B. Toklas" as good insight into Stein's process and work. He then talks about musical literature in response to an audience question where he mentions the book "The Banquet Years." Then he reads portions of "Tender Buttons"...
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by Moore, Thurston
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Recorded March, 9th, 2006 at the Boulder Theater, Thurston Moore of Sonic Youth performs his poetry and music as part of a benifit for Burma Life and La Casa de la Esperanza. For the first half of the recording, Thrurston reads poems from his books, Alabama Wildman, What I like About Feminism and Nice War, the latter two in their entirety. The second half is a set of songs mostly from the Sonic Youth Ep, Rather Ripped (release date, June 2006) including, Lights Out, Incinerate, Sleeping Around,...
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by Cage, John
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A John Cage studio reading of "Mureau", "She's asleep", and "Six melodies for violin and keyboard."
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by Burroughs, William S.
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Second half of a class with William S. Burroughs, continuing with his exploration of egoless sources for writing, focusing on the nature of egolessness, especially its relation to Buddhist notions of egolessness and nonattachment. Notably, Burroughs maintains that "the goal of enlightenment is not necessarily the goal of the writer." There are some brief digressions on the relation between written, spoken, and nonverbal communication. (Continued from 76p020. Continues on 76p022.)...
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by Creeley, Robert
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A lecture by Robert Creeley on poetry in motion. The lecture includes a discussion and reading of Basil Bunting, playing of jazz, and selections from Poetry in Motion by Amiri Baraka, Anne Waldman, Kenward Elsmslie, Ed Sanders, Helen Adam, Tom Waits, William S. Burroughs, and Michael McClure. Keywords: New American Poetry, objectivist poetry, Black Mountain School, art in literature, music in literature, San Francisco Renaissance, modernism
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by Burroughs, William S.; Ginsberg, Allen; Waldman, Anne
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An interview with William S. Burroughs for Loka magazine with additional commentary by Allen Ginsberg and Anne Waldman. The interview covers topics such as government, the New Age movement, identity, biology, cloning, war, escapism, and gurus. Keywords: beat generation, political poetry, activist poetry
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by Dawson, Fielding
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Fielding Dawson continues his fiction workshop at the Naropa Institute, discussing the usefulness and dangers of ambition, and presenting tips for writing a novel. This is part 2 of 2.
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This is the 3rd session of a class in basic poetics taught by Allen Ginsberg in 1980 at the Naropa Institute. In this class, Ginsberg discusses H. Phelps Putnam, and reads Putnam's Hasbrook and the rose. He then reads and discusses Geoffrey Chaucer's Merciless beauty in conjunction with Ezra Pound's Cantos 81. After discussing alliteration and other aspects of verse, he reads and discusses Pound's translation of The sea-farer. He reads three different versions of Langland's Piers Plowman, and...
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This is a class on Shakespeare's Tempest, taught by Allen Ginsberg, from August 20, 1980 at Naropa. At the outset, Ginsberg explains that instead of reading the whole play through, he will touch on important lines in each Act and scene and explore them deeply. In this recording he discusses Act III scenes 1 through 3 with various digressions and explications on Shakespeare's metaphores. This is class 3 of 4.
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Allen Ginsberg presents a class on "Spiritual Poetics." Ginsberg discusses the influence of haiku on the Beats and the relative merits of tape recorders and notebooks for writing poetry. He then reads and comments on selections from the Collected Earlier Poems of William Carlos Williams. (Continued on 74P003). This is part 2 of 3.
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Tape 1 of 2 containing a class taught by Jane Augustine. Topics include gender politics, the power structures inherent in sex, and Buddhism. Augustine cites the work of such writers as Helen Cixous, Luce Iragaray, and Julia Kristeva.
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A lecture, "Writers On Writing," delivered at the Naropa Institute June 24, 1987. Whalen spends the majority of the lecture discussing various practices of Zen Buddhism. Whalen also discusses the work of Richard Deurden, Gertrude Stein and Leslie Scalapino.
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by Ginsberg, Allen; Rakosi, Carl
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Objectivist poet Carl Rakosi continues a lecture on Objectivism and his own work. The conversation focuses on poetry's relation to politics and the social. Rakosi, Allen Ginsberg, and the students in the audience discuss and debate whether poetry has political influence, the difference between poetry and history, and Rakosi's "existential" view of poetry.
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by diPrima, Diane
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A Diane di Prima reading, accompanied by Art Landy. Di Prima reads poems that span her career until that point, including "Loba" poems.
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by Waldman, Anne
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One in a series of classes given by Anne Waldman on the work of Gertrude Stein at the Naropa Institute. In this class Waldman focuses on Stein's play Four saints in three acts, reading from the play and discussing its background, language, and production.
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Bernadette Mayer class on memory. She discusses her book, Memory, and research into the phenomena of memory. Mayer also discusses methods of remembering and shorthand. The recording ends abruptly.